There are many beliefs out there about how much of their brain a person actually uses, whether or not someone is a “visual” or “auditory” learner, and whether or not there are truly “left-brained” and “right-brained” people. Numerous studies have tried to prove or refute these beliefs, and speculation remains around a vast number of them. At LearningRx, our mission is to improve a person’s cognitive skills and make them better learners, not hone in on a preconceived notion that they can only learn or process in a certain way.
One idea that you may encounter when you open your education franchise is that the brains of males are different from those of females, and therefore they learn and process information differently. While physiological differences do exist, there is no current research that shows gender-specific differences in how neurons become connected when a student learns a new skill. This misconception has led some to believe that a certain male or female student will only be able to learn in a particular way, which can keep them from discovering their true cognitive potential.
To read more about beliefs that some people hold regarding the brain, take a look at “Five Common Myths about the Brain” in “How to Build a Better Learner,” by Gary Stix, originally published in Scientific American. To find out more about opening your own LearningRx education franchise, contact us today. We’d love to speak with you about how you can build better learners in your community!